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  • PeterBen Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks sdcincanada

    I did what you said and my Mail.app v4.5 works again

  • whirlybird90 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, How do i re install the security update. I have placed the mail folder back into applications.

    Thanks in advance

    Ed.

  • DrSpEd Level 1 Level 1

    This worked for me too! Thanks sdcincandada!

  • Pkhampton Level 1 Level 1

    This sounds like it will work, but when I try to put the original app, back to the applications folder, it asks me if I want to overwrite the mail.app.  Do I want to do that?

  • DrSpEd Level 1 Level 1

    I kept my Mail app in a different folder within the Applications folder.  I found a new Mail app (4.6) in the applications folder.  I threw that in the trash (but didn't empty it just in case). Then moved my old Mail (4.5) from the other folder to the Applications folder (had to type password to do it).  Then downloaded the Security Update and ran it again.  After the restart, Mail worked again! And was properly updated to 4.6 apparently.

  • Pkhampton Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks DrSpEd.  I did exactly as you said and it worked.  YEA!!!

  • Tampa mom Level 1 Level 1

    trying it now

    put the icon in Applications and am running the security update

     

    crossing my fingers

  • Tampa mom Level 1 Level 1

    DrSped   THANK YOU THANK YOU

  • RayRaynold Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same Problem and your advice totally worked!
    Thank you very much !!

  • druckadele Level 1 Level 1

    It didn't work for me.

  • Salz32 Level 1 Level 1

    It didn't work for me...however. I sat for hours on end determined to get it back to normal and it worked!

     

    I am not good with technical words but I can try and help if you like!

  • druckadele Level 1 Level 1

    Yes please help.  I have removed the icon from my dock so it only appears in applcations.  then I reinstalled the security download.  I did this twice and the result was identical to the original download.  The new icon appears but will not open.

  • DrSpEd Level 1 Level 1

    I'm glad it's working for most of you.  However, I do not deserve credit.

    "sdcincandada" is the one who originally posted the fix!

    Thanks to him/her!

  • Salz32 Level 1 Level 1

    druckadele wrote:

     

    Yes please help.  I have removed the icon from my dock so it only appears in applcations.  then I reinstalled the security download.  I did this twice and the result was identical to the original download.  The new icon appears but will not open.

     

    I did what you say you have done a numerous amount of times.

    I had the original mail icon in applications. it was named "mail 19-48-98.app". I renamed it "mail.app" and ran the security update again...it worked.

     

    wha is yours named??

     

     

     


  • eyesnheart Level 1 Level 1

    OK gang, it sounds like you guys in the apple community figured out an easier solution than what the "genius" team at apple put me through for 3 hours or so on Thursday.  The first guy had me totally re-install my operating system. (That takes some time friends!)  Of course, when I turned the computer back on, none of my iWork applictions now worked, in addition to Mail. (You gotta love a solution that puts you in WORSE shape than what you started. UGH!) So then he had me re-install my iWorks software. Later, a second guy from Apple called me back and said, "No.  You shouldn't have needed to re-install your operating system.  You probably just needed to go back and re-do the 10.6.6 update and THEN do the10.6.8 update.  After all of that effort, it finally worked.

     

    So, I thought I'd share in case the other recommendation about moving your Mail back to it's original spot in the applications folder doesn't work for you, then maybe you'd have a plan B.  If I had to do it over again, I would start with re-installing your 10.6.6 update and then following up with the 10.6.8 update.

     

    Good Luck All. I feel your pain!